I claim no ability to enlighten anyone, but will ask questions and point some things out.
First, I think it is a peculiar sort of Christian who would vote for a man who promises to continue what has now been proved beyond doubt to be a war of choice in Iraq. In the eyes of the world, such wars are both illegal and immoral. Jesus Christ was the prince of peace, was he not? I don't recall him ever encouraging war, and I rather doubt that if he were alive today he would own a gun and vote Republican. In point of fact, I think his Sermon on the Mount and the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes proves pretty conclusively that Jesus was (Gasp!) a liberal.
By the way, are you aware that McCain has repeatedly confused the Sunni Muslims in the the Middle East with the Shi'a? Apparently can't keep 'em straight. Do you know the difference, and do you know why it is important that the next president does?
You are aware that we have tortured prisoners and have gone to extraordinary lengths to do so. I think we have pretty much sacrificed the principled position we took after World War II and established "justice at Nuremberg". Who would Jesus torture?
Also, your mixing of politics with religion disturbs me, as it is the stated official position of the United States government that the United States is not, repeat NOT, in any way a Christian nation. But I'm sure you know that. How could you not? After all, this printed position was ratified by Congress and signed by the then-president.
Secondly, I think it is a peculiar sort of Christian who would vote for the man who promises to continue Bush's un-Christian domestic policies, which have conclusively favored rich people and corporations over the working class and the poor. The Holy Bible has over 3,000 references to helping the poor, but I can't think of even 3 Republican policies that directly do that, can you? Under the Bush policies, which your man promises to carry on, the median wage of the average American worker has fallen (while corporate profits have risen, some to record-levels), more Americans (and American children) have sunk into poverty, the price of gasoline has almost quadrupled, and the United States has achieved one of the highest infant-mortality rates in the First World. Do you think these were good results, and why would you want to continue these policies?
Under Bush, the American dollar has lost approximately one third of its value against the world's other major currencies. Do you approve of that? Under Bush, a record surplus inherited from President Clinton was turned into a record deficit in less than eight years. Do you think that was a good thing? Under Bush, the Iraq War has been fought entirely on borrowed money, which has resulted in China, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Dubai holding a collective amount of debt that would catastrophically damage this country if it were called in at once. Do you approve of that? Are you aware that when Ronald Reagan took office the United States was the biggest creditor-nation in the world, and that right now we are the biggest debtor-nation in the world. Do you think that is a good thing?
I don't think it's very sensible (or patriotic) to vote for the man who promises to continue the Bush policies that have systematically stretched the capability of our armed forces to the breaking point through the back-door draft of stop-loss and repeated deployments. Do you know what stop-loss is? Do you approve of it? If so, why? If not, what alternative would you have our next president replace it with?
Are you aware that your man McCain does not support the new GI Bill, which has overwhelming (and probably veto-proof) bipartisan support in both house of Congress? How's that for supporting the troops? For that matter, how is that supporting the troops? Do you support the troops? If so, how?
Then there is the Constitution. I'm sure you know that until the Supreme Court's decision last week restoring "habeas corpus" (which McCain disagreed with and disapproves of), nine of the ten guarantees made to all Americans under the Bill of Rights had been taken away from us based entirely on Bush's illegally-assumed authority to define anyone as an "enemy combatant". Do you know what "habeas corpus" is? Do you like it? Did you miss it when it was gone? Are you glad to have it back? Can you tell me what single right was left when the other nine were taken away?
Morality. As you are aware from an earlier post, John McCain is a self-confessed adulterer, and under pretty unsavory circumstances at that. That means he deliberately and with premeditation broke some of the most solemn promises a man can voluntarily make, and which are customarily made in a house of God, in the eyes of God, and in front of one's best friends. He broke these solemn promises to get laid, which in my eyes makes him no better morally than President Clinton, whom I think is a loathesome human being. McCain was also a member of the Keating Five. Do you know why that's important? Do you know what they did? Why would you want a member of that august group to be president?
McCain has had a number of members of his campaign resign because they had been lobbyists for foreign companies and countries, some of whose interests did not exactly coincide with those of the United States. His chief financial advisor, Phil Gramm, was a lobbyist for the United Bank of Switzerland, and who encouraged McCain to adopt policies that favor that foreign bank over working Americans. Do you know what a lobbyist does?
Now you enlighten me please. Your original post seems to imply that Barack Obama has spent decades aiding and abetting people who hate America. He must have started in his twenties then, as he is not yet fifty. Who, in your view, did he aid and abet, and how?
If I hated America, I'd want its military to be weakened; I'd want its economy damaged; I'd want its bedrock foundation (the Constitution), that has made it the best nation in the world, undermined; I'd want its moral superiority negated, perhaps by ordering prisoners to be tortured under its flag and in its name; and last, I'd want its workforce demoralized by having millions of decent jobs sent overseas.
This administration can't claim one single policy success, foreign or domestic, and you are going to vote for the man who promises to continue all of the policies that have undermined this country. And, to make it worse, you say it's a "no brainer". I'm forced to agree, but I think my definition of "no brainer" is different from yours.